PICS: India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4

Images from Day 4 of the second Test between India and England, at the M A Chidambaram stadium, in Chennai.


India continued its charge for victory, reducing England to 116-7 in their second innings by lunch on Tuesday, Day 4 of the second Test, at the M A Chidambaram stadium, in Chennai.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who finished with figures of 5-43 in England’s first innings, took two of the four wickets to fall in the morning session, accounting for Daniel Lawrence and Ben Stokes, while Axar Patel snared the third and Kuldeep Yadav the fourth just before lunch. 

At the break, England were 366 runs behind, with skipper Joe Root batting on 33 off 90 balls. 

Chasing a record 482 for an improbable victory, England started Day 4 on 53 for 3, still 429 behind, with Joe Root, batting on 2 and Daniel Lawrence, on 19, in the middle.

Ashwin got into the thick of things in his first over after being introduced into the attack, dismissing Lawrence, and having England four down with only 66 on the board in their second essay.

The off-spinner bowled wide down the leg side and as Lawrence came down the track, the ball went between his legs.

Rishabh Pant collected and whipped off the bails. Lawrence was out for 26.

Ashwin struck again, this time dismissing Ben Stokes, who played for the turn, outside the line, got the inside edge and Virat Kohli took the catch at slips. Stokes was out for 8 and England hurtling towards defeat at 90 for 5.

Axar picked his third wicket of the innings, dismissing Ollie Pope. The batsman attempted the slog-sweep, but was unable to find the distance and caught by Ishant Sharma at mid-wicket.

Pope was out for 12 off 20 and England reduced to 107 for 6.

Kuldeep picked his first wicket of the innings, dismissing Ben Foakes, who swept a fuller delivery and Axar had him caught at mid-wicket.

Foakes was out for 2 and England reduced to 116-7.

India were well and truly on course for a resounding victory going into the lunch break.

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